Man Refuses to Leave Jail, Is Arrested for Trespassing, Sent Back to Cell

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After spending more than two months in jail, most people, it seems, would be eager to leave. But Rodney Dwayne Valentine had other plans when he was released from the Rockingham County jail in North Carolina this week.

Valentine, 37, had been in jail since May 22 on a charge of damage to personal property, Yahoo reports. He was released last Saturday, July 21, at 8 a.m., and asked deputies to drive him to a local motel. They refused, and in turn, Valentine refused to leave the premises. Officers suggested Valentine find another way to get to the motel, such as in a cab, but he was unwilling to do so. Deputies continued to insist Valentine leave the property, but he simply wouldn’t. By 1 p.m. that afternoon, Valentine still hadn’t left, so authorities charged him with second-degree trespassing — and sent him right back to his old cell.

Valentine is now being held on a $500 secured bond and is due in court August 9 on these new charges.

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